Dachra

an ABDELHAMID BOUCHNAK picture

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Title

Dachra

Director

Abdelhamid Bouchnak

Producer

Abdelhamid Bouchnak

Nationality

Tunisia

Year

2018

Duration

113'

Language

Arabic

Format

5.1

Ratio

2.35

Original Title

Dachra

Synopsis

Synopsis

Based on true events, DACHRA evokes our primitive fears of witchcraft and cannibalism.

Set against the backdrop of contemporary Tunisia, the feature revolves around female journalism student Yasmin and two male classmates who set out on an university assignment to solve the cold case of Mongia, a woman found mutilated 25 years ago and now imprisoned in an asylum, suspected of witchcraft.

As they pursue their investigation, the three friends stumble into the archaic and ominous world of Dachra, an isolated countryside compound filled with goats, silent women, mysterious drying meat and steaming pots, which is home to a cult.

When the cult’s jovial but menacing leader invites them to stay overnight, Yasmin is drawn into Dachra’s dark secrets and a desperate attempt to escape alive.

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Press

‘It’s a visually rich and moodily atmospheric film with a keen sense for the unsettling.’

SCREENDAILY

‘A true favorite.’

LA REPUBBLICA

‘We are proud to share the trailer for Bouchnak’s horror film with you, one of the first ever genre titles to come out of Tunisia and North Africa.’

SCREEN ANARCHY

"Abdelhamid Bouchnak’s debut Dachra stands out as a triumph. From its terrifying cold opening to its grisly ending, Dachra announces the arrival of a bold new voice in international genre cinema."

"The film’s pacing is another crucial contributor to its excellence. Bouchnak has a sharp sense of buildup, knowing precisely when to tease, when to stretch, and when to let all hell break loose."

FILM INQUIRY

Festivals
& Awards

Venice Critics' Week

Austin Film Fest

L'Etrange Film Festival

Göteborg Film Festival

Cairo International Film Festivalc

Kolkata International Film Festival

Splat Film Festival

Carthage Film Festival

Winter Film Awards (New York)

Panafrican Film and television Festival of Ouagadougou

Cast & Crew

Yasmine Dimassi
Bilel Slatnia
Hedi Majri
Aziz Jbali
Hela Ayed
Bahri Rahali
Written, Directed and Produced by Abdelhamid Bouchnak
Co-producer Omar Ben Ali
Cinematographer Hatem Nachi
Sound Aymen Toumi
Sound Designer Oussema Ayachi
Set Decoration Fatma Madani
Costumes Basma Dhaouadi
Makeup Camelia Boujenfa
Music Rached Hmaoui, Sami Ben Said

Releases

Tunisia - Hakka Distribution

23.01.2019